Brown Thomas and Arnotts are to begin opening parts of their stores next week.

Both have been closed since the middle of March due to the Covid-19 restrictions.

On Wednesday, Brown Thomas Dublin will open the beauty hall, accessory hall, MAC, Hermes boutique and Louis Vuitton boutiques as separate individual stores.

Each will be accessed separately from street level and there will be no connectivity between them.

The following day, Arnotts will open three separate small format stores.

These will include the full beauty section as well as accessories and menswear.

These stores will also be accessed from separate entrances off Henry St, Liffey Street and Abbey St.

There will be no inter-connectivity within the shop.

Then on Friday, Brown Thomas shops in Cork, Limerick and Galway will also open a number of small format stores on their ground floors.

The outlets said the safety and well-being of their staff and customers is its top priority and all the openings will adhere to the Government guidelines set out for opening of small stores.

They will also adhere to all the necessary safety, social distancing measures and team training, the shops said in a statement.

From 8 June, small retail stores are allowed to reopen under the Government's road map, provided they can meet the requirements for social distancing and other protections.

Both shops are owned by the UK based Selfridges group.